Te Whakaurutanga

Expressions for Enrolments

  1. Receipt of an expression to enroll at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngaa Papaonekura will result in enrolment forms being sent out.
  2. Upon receipt of completed enrolment forms;
  • If the new enrolment is transferring from another school, the previous school will be contacted to attain academic and behavioral reports. Once the needed information has been received a hui will be held between the kaiako, mokopuna and prospective whānau.
  • If the new enrolment is a New Entrant student from a Kohanga Reo, a hui will be held between the kaiako, mokopuna and prospective whānau.
  • Next available start date will be discussed dependent on waiting list if any.

Enrolling New Students

2.3 Enrolling New Students

The paramount purpose of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngaa Papaonekura is to
educate Māori children in Te Reo according to Te Aho Matua.
Attending Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngaa Papaonekura is not a right, it is a
privilege, approved to those children and their whanau, who are prepared to meet
the commitments to the Kura and to Te Reo Maori.
The Kura is not obliged to accept transient students who have been formerly
enrolled in the Kura. Re-enrolments will occur at the end of each year to reaffirm
whanau commitment to the Kaupapa. All students enrolling at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngaa Papaonekura are required to meet the following criteria before being enrolled at the Kura;

2.3.1 The tamaiti has attended Kōhanga Reo and /or has reasonable level of fluency in Te Reo Māori.
2.3.2 The Kura invites new students to participate in a wānanga (interview) so that the Kura can establish the fluency level of the new enrolling tamaiti.
2.3.3 Post wānanga, the Kura will place the tamaiti at a fluency level. There are 3 levels
Level 1: This level is for tamariki who are comfortable speaking in Te Reo Māori and can hold a lengthy conversation with one of their peers or adults. The tamaiti will be able to use descriptive language in their sentence construction and articulate a wide range of sentence constructions. Tamariki who are identified at being at Level 1 can be enrolled at the Kura.
Level 2: This level is for tamariki who are not confident at communicating in Te Reo Māori but are able to speak in Te Reo Māori. The sentence construction of these Tamariki is limited. The tamaiti will usually understand what is requried of them when spoken to by other tamariki or adults. Tamariki who are identified at being on Level 2 can be enrolled at the Kura
Level 3: These tamariki are unable to construct a simple sentence in Te Reo Māori. The students will usually reply in English and are unable to interpret what is being said to them by other tamariki or adults. Tamariki who are identified at being at Level 3 cannot be enrolled at the Kura. It is suggested that these tamariki remain at Kōhanga Reo for a further six months and then have a further interview.